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Maintaining the fleet

A change in several policies could help Dawson County keep track of its 131 vehicles.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


A new way to go green

Recycling is important to 14-year-old Autumn Callahan.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Recycling center to hold ‘green’ opening

The community is invited to a "green" ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday to officially kickoff the county's new single stream recycling program.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Two public hearings set on proposed noise ordinance

After wrestling with the idea for over three months, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners agreed on Thursday to send a proposed noise ordinance draft to public hearings for comments.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall, 4 p.m.

February 25, 2009 | | Government


Locals named to regional water council

Two Dawson County residents were among 25 in the Coosa North Georgia region named to the governor's regional water planning councils.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda

A. Roll Call

February 18, 2009 | | Government


Rowan named chief deputy

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle shifted several top-level staff in January, elevating Lt. Colonel Greg Rowan, an 18-year department veteran to second in command.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Legislators split session to discuss stimulus plan

The Georgia House and Senate voted Feb. 5 to split their 40-day session into two parts, meeting on a slower schedule through March and then reconvening in June.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Emergency services promotes ‘next generation of leaders’

Dawson County Emergency Services made history last week by promoting 15 employees to supervisory positions.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work session agenda

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall

February 11, 2009 | | Government


Courthouse design submitted

There hasn't been a vote or even a preliminary design submitted, but the Dawson County Board of Commissioners is sure about two things.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Joint fuel station closer to reality

With gas prices beginning to climb once again, the Dawson County Board of Education and the Dawson County Board of Commissioners plan to be ready in the event of another crisis.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


City urged to take time on rezoning

The Dawson County commission has encouraged the Dawsonville City Council to take a long look at plans for a proposed motorsports park.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County can’t pay hospital’s tab

Grady Health System wants Dawson County to pay nearly $211,000 to cover the cost of medical care the Atlanta trauma hospital says it provided to 35 local patients in 2008.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation coming to head

On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Budget includes employee pay increases

For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Polls open Saturday for early voting

Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Twist in annexation issue

With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million

If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner receives award for legislative leadership

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Official keeps pushing for consolidation

Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation disagreement continues

The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County reviews insurance coverage

The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Swafford named state’s top deputy coroner

Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Consolidation floated

A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


More are seeking to annex

Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.

September 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City hears request for annexation

The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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